Biography

Thodoris Trampas is a visual artist who has been working with performance art and installation in space. He searches the limits inside and outside the body; while it moves, it generates some pace which affects its relation to space, and makes natural sounds which sometimes interrupt and sometimes connect the constant flow. He also uses modern life items and materials such as trash bags and nylon, together with organic materials such as soil and water. He changes the properties of the said materials to give them certain meanings, related mostly to the concerns of the human and of today’s society in general. Through improvisation and free movement he lets respiration get into every cell, recall memories, awaken existence. Through experiential reality, he aims to highlight the human condition as an endless effort to balance within an “area” which is constantly changing in space and time.

Thodoris Trampas was born in 1991 in Devonport, Australia and he comes from Serres. In 2010 he was admitted in the School of Fine Arts in Athens where he studied painting under distinguished professors like Giannis Psychopaidis. He graduated with honors in 2015. He completed cycles of workshops such as courses on video art-multimedia, photography, design and engraving, as well as a three-year performance seminar by Emilia Βouriti. He is a scholarship holder of the Master program: “Education Sciences-Special Education” of the University of Nicosia. He cooperated with MAI (Marina Abramovic Institute) and NEON (Culture and Development Organization) for the Long Duration Performance in Greece at the Benaki Museum. He participated in the “Cleaning in the House” workshop centered on the “Marina Abramovic Method”. He has been selected by the 11th Florence Biennale 2017 in Fortezza da Basso entitled: “eARTH, Creativity & Sustainability”. He lives and works in Athens dealing mainly with painting, which led him to bodily expression through improvisation and to installation on site, especially with performance art. He has participated in group exhibitions and festivals in Greece and abroad and his works are included in private collections.

Group Exhibitions:

2017

  • W:OW Art Film & Video Festival(No Return),CologneOFF & TWIXTlab Athens,”Refugee Film Collection”, Athens
    Curated: Wilfried Agricola de Cologne
  • 8th Cairo Video Festival|Forgiving time,Medrar for Contemporary Art, Rawabet Theater,29 Hoda Sharawy,Cairo/Egypt
  • MADATC 08|HUMANTROPE,International Contemporary Festival of Digital Audiovisual & New Media Art,Cultural Center Conter Conde Duqe,Madrid

2016

  • Nothing special: Just not Opium CONCORDAT*,Cheapart Gallery, Athens
  • Omoerotiki Poiisi, Thomas adiafas, Athens Museum Of Queer Arts (AMOQA), Prosorinos Theater,Athens
  • Acts Of Enagement | Cycle 1. Athens Biennale AB5to6 “Omonoia”, Contemporary Art Showcase Athens, Bagkeion /Omonoia square, Athens
  • Intercambios, internacional video art – video performance, La Tostadora & La Multinacional, Curare Alterno, Pereira/Colobia
  • Festival x-24, artvideoKOELN,  “Refugee!” Film Collection,Gainsborough/UK
  • Festival Miden, Municipality of Kalamata,  Kallitexniko Steki,  Kalamata, Greece
  • 4nd  Cyprus International Performance Art Festival(CIPAF),  Nikos Kouroussis Foundation, Mine Kokkinopezoulas (Acid/Red Lake) & Mine Kokkinogias in Mitsero, Cyprus
  • As One, MAI(Marina Abramovics Institute) + Neon(Culture and Development Agency), Benaki Museum, Athens
  • Transmission Art Festival, Romatso, As part of the Biennale of Athens Omonia collaborates with the group C.A.S.A and Transmission Artists Association, Romantso and Orgelfabrik, Karlsruhe-Athens
  • EXCHANGES  International Exhibition of Video Art, LATOSTADORA artes sonoro-visualare, Latin America-with the countries of Colombia and Ecuador.
  • “Refugee” CologneOFFIndia, artvideoKOELN international, India
  • PROMENADE, 6th Athens Video Dance Project in collaboration with the Theatre School of Fine Arts, the exhibition area Nikos Kessanlis, Athens Edited: Athens Video Dance Project

2015

  • 3rd Handmade and Recycled Theater Festival, self-organization and rallying independent creators, in multiplex Fmamprika Athens
  • The body in the physical and mental space, in Cheapart Gallery, Athens
  • Open September 4, the multiplex VAULT, Athens
  • Error, Action Field Kodra, the former camp Kodra, Thessaloniki
  • Showcase Festival, Contemporary Art Showcase Athens, Semio Theater, Athens
  • Athens Photo Festival, the network of the European Month of Photography (European Month of Photography), Greek Centre of Photography, Benaki Museum, Athens
  • Electric Night Vol3, Palais de paris and Contemporary Art Showcase Athens, at the multiplex BETON7, Athens-Tokyo

2014

  • Project3 Sadness,Municipal Theatre of Piraeus,Municipality of Piraeus (O.P.A.N), the Old Railway Station Drapetsonas, nomades artcore, Athens
  •  Art and Madness, The Society for the Study of Cultural Diversity (O.P.A.N.) and the Municipality of Athens (O.P.A.N.D.A.), the cultural center Melina Mercouri, Athens
  • THE FIRST STOP,European Anti-fascist Meeting in Athens,nomades artcore, Athens

2013

  • The Little Paris of Athens City of Athens, in the building of Finos Film, Athens
  • Organic Matter and Illusion, Contemporary Art Meeting Point, at the multiplex CAMP, Athens

2012

  • Colour in the hometown of the times, the Michael Cacoyannis Foundation, Athens
  • Stops and Stations,Train Roof, Athens
  • Victim-Victimizer, Hall 7 Municipal Slaughterhouses Moschaton-Taurus, Athens

2011

  • Charity Bazaar (Vulnerable Groups), Liaison Office of the School of Fine, in Michael Cacoyannis Foundation, Athens

2010

  • Art exhibition, University of Western Macedonia Department of Fine and Applied Arts, Municipal Market Kypselis, Athens

 

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